Fox host: Ocasio-Cortez's 'brain is as empty as socialism itself'

Fox Business News host Lisa Kennedy said Monday that she enjoys Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez among progressives joining House Oversight: report On The Money: Shutdown Day 32 | Senate to vote on dueling funding measures | GOP looks to change narrative | Dems press Trump on recalled workers | Kudlow predicts economy will 'snap back' after shutdown Why Ocasio-Cortez should make flood insurance reform a priority MORE's (D-N.Y.) tweets and Instagram livestreams because they show "how empty-headed she really is."

"And her brain is as empty as socialism itself and the ideas that she pushes," she added while hosting the Fox News show "Outnumbered."

Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described democratic socialist. 

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Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primaries, has become a well-known progressive figure even as an incoming House freshman. She is pushing progressive ideas such as single-payer health-care system, tuition-free public college and a so-called New Green Deal.

Her prominence puts her into the crosshairs of various conservatives.

On Monday, the "Outnumbered" panel discussed Ocasio-Cortez's latest spat with the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Dem senator: 'Putin had something on' Trump which may account for 'plainly false' statements Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour MORE  

"I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter last week, after Trump Jr. posted a meme that suggested socialists eat dogs

"Please, keep it coming Jr — it’s definitely a 'very, very large brain' idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!"

Kennedy added Monday that Ocasio-Cortez should stop counter-trolling Trump Jr. and other members of the president's family.

"She needs to revert back to what it was about her that resonated with voters that allowed her to unseat a popular longterm incumbent in a primary," Kennedy said.

"She's gotten away from that and she's bought into her own mystique, which has certainly tarnished a bit in the last few interviews," she added.